Sunday, January 10, 3:30pm & Tuesday, January 12, 8pm
Pre-concert talks at 3pm & 7:15pm
Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, Toronto

The songs of the Big Band era and the golden age of Broadway musicals have been the soundtrack for the lives of generations of North Americans, and remain standards for vocal artists of every age. We sample some of the great favourites from the American songbook.

guest artists

Virginia Hatfield, soprano
James Levesque, baritone


Jerome Kern, Swing Time (lyrics by Dorothy Fields)
A Fine Romance
Pick Yourself Up
Just the Way You Look Tonight

Rodgers & Hart, Babes in Arms
My Funny Valentine
The Lady is a Tramp
Where or When

Lerner & Loewe
I Could Have Danced All Night
If Ever I Would Leave You
Almost Like Being In Love

George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess (lyrics by DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin)
It Ain't Necessarily So
Bess, You Is My Woman Now

Rodgers & Hammerstein
Shall We Dance?
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair
People Will Say We're In Love

Leonard Bernstein, On the Town (lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green)
Lonely Town
I Can Cook Too

Stephen Sondheim, A Little Night Music
You Must Meet My Wife
Send In the Clowns

Harold Arlen
Stormy Weather (lyrics by Ted Koehler)
Come Rain or Come Shine (lyrics by Johnny Mercer)
Over the Rainbow (lyrics by "Yip" Harburg)

programme notes